Maryland Bear Season Closes With Record 92

Maryland Dept. Of Natural Resources, Bear Hunting Magazine

Maryland's 2012 bear season came to an end after five days and a record 92 bears were harvested. Nearly seven decades separate the youngest and oldest hunters who killed black bears during this year’s black bear season, which ended Friday night. A quota of between 80 and 110 bears had been set, an increase from last year were a quota of between 55 and 80 and 68 bears being harvested.

Aurora, who will turn eight next month, became the youngest hunter in Maryland to harvest a bear since the bear season was re-introduced in 2004. She shot a 232-pound male bruin while hunting with family. The oldest hunter to record a bear this season was Arthur who turned 76 last month and became the second-oldest hunter to harvest a bear in Maryland.

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